|Susan Murphy Milano did excellent work on this case|
I am repeatedly asked for lessons and here is a portion of a lesson used in training. We have a corporate training scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2014 in Bangor, Maine. This will cover Analytical Interviewing, and how to protect a company from deceptive employees. This exercise is used frequently for Human Resources, who often deal with phony suits.
Tiffany and David Hartley
This strange disappearance is no longer in the headlines, but continues to provide solid training material for detecting deception. Some exercises are done best in groups, where investigators are able to call out answers and make suggestions. It also allows for the observation of personality to go forward.
Is an investigator pushing for a conclusion?
Is an investigator "able" to be wrong?
Will anyone project his own psychological issues into the analysis?
You may print this out and fill out your answers. This is only a portion of the study. The complete work is reserved for training classes for law enforcement and businesses.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Tiffany, what happened?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: David and I were on the Mexico side taking pictures. And we were heading back. Just had some boats come after us and started chasing us and started shooting at us. I had several bullets going over me and hitting behind me. And I looked back and David was hit.
She was asked "what happened?" but answered "Where" and not "what."
This means that "what happened?" is sensitive to the subject, as she began her answer with "where" they were located. Thelocation is her priority.
3. What do you make of "started"?
4. What do you make of the verb tenses in the answer?
5. List the priority of the statement in order:
1. What do you make of the chronology of this statement?
When we were coming out, we saw them. They just waved at us, like we were -- you know, friendly, very friendly wave. We were on our way -- so we just continued, took a few more pictures, continued out. And we were, I don`t know, maybe halfway to the U.S. I can`t really give you a great idea of where exactly.
Note the underlined words and analyze/comment upon:
2. "friendly" and "very friendly"
VAN SUSTEREN: Were you riding side by side at the time you were flag or was he behind you? What happened?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: He was between me and the boats. So he was keeping himself between me and the three boats that were shooting.
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VAN SUSTEREN: Did they say anything to you these people? Did they ever get close enough to say anything to you?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: No, they didn't.
VAN SUSTEREN: Had you seen them before the encounter?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: No. We haven't seen any boats from the time that we had launched to the time that we were at the church.
Please analyze both the question and the answer:
VAN SUSTEREN: So, as you are fleeing, bullets are flying, you look at your husband, is that right?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: Yes, I saw two shots hit next to me. And I looked back at my husband, that's when I saw, that he was flying over the jet ski.
VAN SUSTEREN: What did you do next?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: I turned around to go help him, see if I could get him back on my jet ski and get out of there.
This is a critical point of her statement.
Remember, "what did you do next?" is an excellent question that allowed Tiffany Hartley, the subject, to enter the Free Editing Process where she is choosing her own words.
VAN SUSTEREN: When you were doing that, when you were attempting to help your husband, where were those other boats?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: Two were in front of me quite a ways away. One actually came up to my boat, my jet ski, and they pointed the gun at me. They were talking amongst each other and pointed it back at me. Then they decided to leave. ...
This answer indicates deception.
Give as much detail as you are able to explain why I have concluded deception. Stay within principle.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you say anything to them?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: And meet up with the other two boats.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you say anything to them?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: Yes, I told them please don't shoot, don't shoot.
VAN SUSTEREN: At that point your husband was there. Was he within reach of you?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: I had a hold of him and I had a hold of my ski. We were both in the water, at that time
You should note:
What do you conclude about the change of language?
VAN SUSTEREN: So how did you get away? If you got in other boat, and you are hanging on to your husband, hanging on to the jet ski, what happened?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: After I told them please don't shoot, they left and went with the other two boats. I got on my boat and I was trying to pull him up on my ski. And I couldn't get him up. I felt like God was telling me I had to go otherwise I wasn't going to make it out. I had to go past them. So I on my ski and I had to leave David behind.
We have reached a critical point of the account.
"I felt like God was telling me..."
VAN SUSTEREN: You actually drove towards those boats?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: Yes. I had to drive towards boats, go past them to get to safety.
VAN SUSTEREN: How close did you [get to] them when you drove past them?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: I honestly have no idea. I didn't and look at them. I just drove and went as fast as my jet ski could go.
VAN SUSTEREN: What did you think the motive was?
TIFFANY HARTLEY: Who knows? We have no idea. Most likely they just wanted money, which we don't carry on our -- with us. And it could have turned to both of us dying or me getting kidnapped, I don't know. We have no idea what the motive was.
END OF PART ONE